32 BISON STUDENT-ATHLETES NAMED TO PAC
ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Bethany College had 32 student-athletes named to the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Academic Honor Roll for their success in the classroom during the 2006 spring semester. To be eligible for the Honor Roll, a student-athlete must achieve a 3.6 GPA or higher on a scale of 4.0 during the semester.

 

Overall, 12 Bethany student-athletes earned at least a 3.9 or higher, including five who achieved a perfect 4.0 for the semester. Counting the 27 fall selections, a total of 59 Bethany student-athletes earned PAC Academic Honor Roll status this year, the most since BC placed 59 on the list in the 2002-03 academic year.

 

The Bison men’s basketball team, which won the PAC title this season for the 11th time in school history, boasted the most representatives. Seven members of the team earned a 3.6 or higher, which was also the most men’s basketball players from any of the seven conference schools. Bethany’s women’s hoops team and softball program were next with five players each on the honor roll. Swimming and diving and track and field each had four members, while men’s golf and men’s tennis placed three apiece and baseball totaled two.

 

As a whole, there were 236 student-athletes recognized by the PAC, led by Westminster (Pa.) College with 53. Grove City (Pa.) College was second with 46, followed by Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) College (39), Waynesburg (Pa.) College (33), Bethany (32), Thiel (Pa.) College (19) and Thomas More (Ky.) College (14). In all, the PAC recognized 428 student-athletes for their academic achievement during the 2005-06 academic year, an 11 percent increase over the 385 conference honorees in 2004-05.

 

Founded in 1955, the Presidents’ Athletic Conference continues its mission of promoting intercollegiate athletics and the pursuit of academic excellence. Comprised of seven select private colleges - Bethany College, Grove City College, Thiel College, Thomas More College, Washington and Jefferson College, Waynesburg College and Westminster College - the PAC remains a unique organization in this day of high pressure intercollegiate athletics. With academics at the center of each member’s philosophy, the PAC is built on the principle that an athletic program is a part of college life, but not an entity in itself.

 

Below is a complete list of Bethany’s student-athletes who earned their spot on the Honor Roll.


 

Name
Year
Major
Sport
Hometown/
High School

Angelina Allen

Jr.
Psychology
Softball
Washington, PA/ Trinity

Lindsay Ammirante

Jr.
Education
Women's Basketball
Wheeling, WV/ Wheeling Central

Brian Cerullo

Sr.
Mathematics
Men's Tennis
Adah, PA/
Albert Gallatin

Dana Culbert

Sr.
Elementary Education
Swimming & Diving
North Huntington, PA/ Norwin

Matt Drahos

Sr.
Biology
Men's Basketball
Wheeling, WV/
John Marshall

Mike Drahos

Sr.
Psychology
Men's Basketball
Wheeling, WV/
John Marshall

Noyan Eyigor

Sr.
Economics
Swimming & Diving
Istanbul, Turkey/
Mt. Sinai

Bill Grant

Jr.
Economics
Men's Basketball
Steubenville, OH/ Steubenville C.C.

David Hayes

Jr.
Economics
Men's Tennis
Cross Lanes, WV/ Nitro

Heather Henthorn

Jr.
Social Studies
Softball
Akron, OH/Firestone

Tanja Klein

Fr.
Undecided
Women's Track & Field
Meilhausen, Germany

Brian Lish

Jr.
Comp. Science
Men's Golf
Wellsburg, WV/ Brooke

Staci Luehm

So.
Physical Educ.
Women's Basketball
McKeesport, PA/ South Allegheny

Kaitlyn McCormick

Fr.
Undecided
Women's Basketball
Wheeling, WV/ Wheeling Park

John McLane

Jr.
Physics
Men's Tennis
Follansbee, WV/ Brooke

Dexter Meyers

So.
Undecided
Men's Golf
Marysville, OH/ Marysville

Scott Mezyk

Sr.
Elementary Education
Men's Basketball

Johnstown, PA/ Westmont-Hilltop

Lisa Mitchell

So.
Elementary Education
Women's Basketball
Avella, PA/Avella

Greg Mowrer

Jr.
Biology

Men's Swimming/ Men's Track & Field

Gordonville, PA/ Pequea Valley

Brent Owens

Jr.
Economics
Baseball
Vienna, GA/
Dooly County

Chris Palo

Jr.
History/
Political Science
Men's Golf
Cortland, OH/Lakeview
Jenny Place
Sr.
Physical Education
Women's Basketball
Farmdale, OH/Badger

Rachel Reardon

So.
Elementary Education
Softball
Follansbee, WV/ Brooke

Mallory Roadman

Sr.
Chemistry
Women's Track & Field
Wellsburg, WV/Brooke

Damien Sanzotti

Sr.
Physical Education
Men's Swimming
Butler, PA/Butler

Eric Sperlazza

Sr.
Psychology
Baseball
Weirton, WV/
Weirton Madonna

Joe Sprumont

Jr.
Secondary Education
Men's Basketball
North Huntington, PA/ Norwin

Sami Steele

Sr.
Psychology
Softball
East Springfield, OH/ Edison

Chris Stephens

Jr.
Psychology
Men's Basketball
Wheeling, WV/ Wheeling Central

Pennie Thomas

Sr.
Psychology
Women's Track & Field
Steubenville, OH/ Steubenville

James Wallace

Jr.
History Education
Men's Basketball
Bellaire, OH/Linsly
Romney Waters
Sr.
Interdisc. Studies
Softball
Burgettstown, PA/ Burgettstown